2022 Community Guide issue - LIFESTYLE 4 Birmingham Bloomfield

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In Livingston County Brighton Center for the Performing Arts

7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton (810) 299-4130 • www.brightonperformingarts.com Located on the Brighton High School campus this venue presents arts and entertainment programming.

Community Theatre of Howell

1400 W. Grand River, Howell (517) 545-1290 • www.cththeatre.org, Located in the high school’s freshman campus building, performances include a children’s production, numerous theatre workshops and two-week summer youth camp.

Florence Dearing Museum

3505 Avon St., Heartland (810) 229-7621 Call for tour. Circa 1891 Victorian structure built as the town hall. It features a farm kitchen, parlor, general store, clothes, books and tools.

Hamburg Historical Museum

7225 Stone Street, Hamburg (810) 986-0190 Call for hours. Features a permanent train display and historical exhibits dating back to 1831. Exhibits change every two months. Other amenities include a gift shop and tearoom.

City of Howell

611 E. Grand River Ave., Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and awarded a “Great American Main Street” designation in 2018, this charming downtown features the Annual Michigan Challenge Hot Air Balloonfest, Melon Fest, and the Legend of Sleepy Howell premier Halloween event. Numerous 19th century structures including the Livingston County Courthouse circa 1889.

Howell Nature Center

Hartland Music Hall, 3619 Avon, Hartland (810) 632-5849 • www.hartlandplayers.org Presents live theater including children’s productions.

1005 Triangle Lake, Howell 48843 (517) 546-0249 • www.howellnaturecenter.org Open daily year-round. The center features a wildlife exhibit area and education facilities. It also serves as a rehabilitation clinic for injured and orphaned wild animals.

Flint Institute of Music

Flint Repertory Theatre

Hartland Players

1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint www.thefim.org • (810)238-1350 Manages the School of Performing Arts, the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Repertory Theatre. The school has classes for all ages. The symphony performs classics, family and summer concerts. The symphony’s home theater is Whiting Auditorium (810) 237-7333.

1220 E. Kearsley, Flint (810) 237-1530 • https://flintrep.org Professional resident theatre company, drama school and theatre workshops.

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

2142 N. Genesee, Burton (810) 736-7100 ext. 892 Features 380 acres with ponds, forests, hiking trails, educational programs, visitor center and museum.

Grand Blanc Heritage Museum

203 E. Grand Blanc (City Hall), Grand Blanc • (810) 694-7274. Two floors of exhibits showcase the local history based on constant research and documentation. Numerous activities and events are held. Gift shop on lower level.

Heavenly Scent Herb Farm

13730 White Lake Road, Fenton (810) 629-9208 www.heavenlyscentherbfarm.com Housed in a barn built in 1910, painted to look like three storefronts – home decor, body care products, garden items. Specialty herbs and plants available in the greenhouse.

Brighton Imagination Station

400 Cedar Street, Brighton 48116 (248) 797-0829 • www.brightoncity.org This 10,000 square foot playground is comprised of numerous wooden structures creating a fantasy area for all ages. Bridge, nature trail, gazebo and free concerts during July and August as well.

Livingston Centre Historical Village

Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds 8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville (517) 223-8186. Open during the Fair, Fall Fest and by appointment. Numerous turn-of-the-century buildings collected from all over the country including a one-room schoolhouse, rail depot, farmhouse, barbershop and church.

James H. Whiting Auditorium

1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint (810) 237-7333 • www.thewhiting.com Equipped to offer all performing arts programs. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful concert/ballet halls in the nation. Home of the Flint Symphony Orchestra.

Robert T. Longway Planetarium

1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint (810) 237-3400 • www.sloanlongway.org Open daily (except major holidays), call for shows. Admission fee. Michigan’s largest and well equipped planetarium. Programs range from astronomical and aerospace events to night sky details and the solar system.

Sloan Museum at Courtland

(temporary exhibit space) 4190 E. Court St. Burton (810) 237-3450 • www.sloanlongway.org Visitors can enjoy weeing 30 historic cars from the vehicle collection, hands on traveling exhibits and a family play area.

Spicer Orchards Farm Market & Winery

10411 Clyde Road, Fenton (810) 632-7692 • www.spicerorchards.com Built like an old Victorian carriage house; 10,000 bushels of apples, sorting machine, donut shop, bakery, cider mill and farmers market are all here. U-pick farm JuneDecember. Hayrides in the fall and Christmas trees available after Thanksgiving.

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